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November 15, 2021

Equitable Growth president and CEO responds to passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – President Biden today signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, providing $1.2 trillion in new government investments to create millions of jobs, increase U.S. economic competitiveness abroad, and help address the climate crisis. This once-in-a-generation physical infrastructure investment is part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, which […]

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October 13, 2021

Equitable Growth ratifies collective bargaining agreement with Nonprofit Professional Employees Union

CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth has officially ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70. The agreement, which was ratified on August 14, includes improvements in pay equity, paid time off, and retirement contributions. “I am proud to officially call the Washington Center for […]

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August 30, 2021

Washington Center for Equitable Growth awards $1.3 million to scholars exploring the connection between economic inequality and growth

2021 grants emphasize the impact of structural racism on inequality, economic mobility, and market concentration, with expanded exploration of child care and climate issues CONTACT:Katie Wilcoxson, kwilcoxson@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today it will award research grants totaling $1,392,795 to generate evidence on the ways that inequality affects economic growth and […]

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August 3, 2021

Byron Auguste joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that economist Byron Auguste, co-founder and CEO of Opportunity@Work, has joined the organization’s Steering Committee to help guide the organization’s efforts to study how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability, and to build a new narrative about what makes the U.S. […]

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June 24, 2021

Equitable Growth names economist Michelle Holder as new CEO

Holder will take the reins at 7-year-old nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to accelerating research on how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Elena Waskey, 410-598-7532ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth Board of Directors today announced that economist Michelle Holder has been named its new president and CEO. Holder […]

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April 6, 2021

More than 200 economists to Congress: Seize “historic opportunity to make long-overdue public investments” to boost economic growth

Led by Hilary Hoynes, Trevon Logan, Atif Mian, William Spriggs, statement implores Congress to “invest in a prosperous and equitable future” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth released a statement urging Congress to prioritize “robust and sustained investment in physical and care infrastructure along with science […]

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March 12, 2021

Equitable Growth responds to passage of American Rescue Plan

Drawing on lessons learned from Great Recession, legislation provides much-needed support for workers and families FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 12, 2021CONTACT:Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747 ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden yesterday signed the American Rescue Plan, which provides $1.9 trillion in critical public health investments to fight COVID-19, support struggling families, and grant aid to states, localities, […]

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February 1, 2021

Economic Think Tanks’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on the COVID Rescue Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2021Contact: Erica Handloff, ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, and Leader McCarthy: In the midst of our ongoing health and economic crises that have left millions unable to pay their bills, policymakers need to take bold action to bolster our economy, reduce hardship, and forge a path to an equitable […]

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December 11, 2020

Washington Center for Equitable Growth CEO Joins Biden-Harris Transition Team, Search for New CEO Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2020Contact: Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonprofit research and grantmaking institution with a mission to accelerate research on how economic inequality affects growth and stability, announced today that its President and CEO Heather Boushey has resigned effective Friday, December 11. Boushey will immediately join President-elect […]

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December 7, 2020

Washington Center for Equitable Growth brings together scholars, policymakers for third biennial grantee conference

Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence elevates research on economic inequality and its effects on economic growth and stability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2020Contact: Erica Handloff, ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth kicked off its third grantee conference, Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence. […]